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, john harris, kelly o'donnell, michelle caruso-cabrera and david ignatius with "the washington post." first up, will president obama convince republicans to give him a compromise that's big enough, sweeping enough to end this month on a high note? to cap off his election win and get a clean start on his second term. a victory for the president would look like this -- get that top income tax rate up. make minimal concessions on entitlement cuts and get it done before the end of this month, avoid that cliff. this week the president said talk on a partial deal on taxes alone will not cut it with him. >> there have been reports that perhaps the republicans go ahead and let the middle class tax cuts get extended, the upper income tax cuts go up, otherwise we don't get a deal and next year we come back. i have to just tell you, that's -- that is a bad strategy for america. it's a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. chris: he wants a pretty good deal, a lot of things in it. when he sits down in that room with he and boehner, it's come down to the two of
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sacred ground in america. and therein lies a tale told by michelle miller. >> reporter: morrill worcester has been running this wreath- making business in columbia falls, maine, for 42 years. back in 1992, worcester had a surplus of wreaths and a great idea about what to do with them. >> as a boy, i won a trip to washington. and one of the things that i saw was arlington national cemetery, and i just never forgot that. then when they had that wreaths left over, i said it would be nice if i could maybe place them on the graves of the veterans. >> reporter: so worcester headed to arlington national cemetery to lay 5,000 wreaths. >> the first 14 years, nobody really knew about it. and it was a family gift to the military that, you know, i said, we'll always do that, and we always have. >> reporter: in 2006 a pentagon photographer published a photo. donations poured in and the nonprofit, wreaths across america, was born. karen worcester is morrill's wife. >> it's not unusual to have the phone ring; and he would pick up the phone and they'd say, is this morrill worcester? and he would say, yes
alternative that has been suggested for chuck hagel if he was not to be nominated is michelle foreknow. it is been suggested that she would add diversity to the cabinet. do you have strong feelings about it? >> i think she would be a good potential secretary of defense. i think she would have to be vetted. there are lots of things about lots of people that have to be vetted. certainly if chuck hagel is not the nominee, she is someone who should be looked at. she has good credentials. i am not advocating her portion for anyone in particular. i am not comfortable with pushing the president and prodding him. i think he knows what he needs to do. i think it is important for members of congress and groups who feel strongly one way or another to voice their opinion, and the present hopefully takes that into consideration before he makes his pick for a nomination. that is what i am saying. >> to the national security posts in the cabinet require more diversity into wrote that i think diversity is always a good thing. -- diversity? >> i think diversity is always a good thing. i want the most q
michelle florinoid, who is well qualified. also in the running is ashton carter, the current deputy defense secretary. now, defense isn't my issue, but i'd like to know, which of these people would do the best job. we keep skipping the interview process, going right to the smearing portion of the evening. not here on the rachel maddow show. tonight we have someone who really knows. she is one of the smartest defense experts i know, heather herbert. heather, nice to see you. >> that's quite an introduction to live up to. >> i'm sure you'll do fine. when you think of the secretary of defense job, what is the job description? what do they need to be able to do well? >> the next defense secretary is going to have to do three pretty hard things well. one is to lead the pentagon out of afghanistan, lead our military into redefining itself as to what does it do? why do you serve in the post-post-9/11 era? second, lead the country in more defense spending cuts, which is coming. and third thing is really to lead the nation through a discussion of what's our military for in the post-post-9/11 era? wh
are on the hook for $700,000. the money will pay for michelle's legal team. michelle, who used to have a first name of robert, convicted of killing his wife back in 1990. >> gretchen: okay. they're known as never events, mistakes that should never happen in medicine, like operating on the wrong patient or sewing someone up with a sponge still inside of their gut. but a brand-new study from johns hopkins find surgeons make those mistakes more than 4,000 times a year in the united states. >> brian: talk about returning the favor. a man adopted a puppy from afghanistan and the dog wound up saving him right back. his name is joe mccarthy, retired firefighter now. already had four strokes and is paralyzed on his right side. recently his dog, meat ball, started barking and wouldn't stop. when his wife went to see what was wrong, she found her husband having a seizure. >> he knows i'm not feeling good, he'll sleep right here in the corner just so i don't roll off. >> no training, no formal training. he came from the mean streets of afghanistan. he saved my husband's life. >> brian: thanks to meat ba
satellite corp. 2012] >> president obama and michelle obama sent christmas wishes to all americans. the family is currently in hawaii for the christmas holiday. john boehner and deliver the republican address. he talked about efforts to reach agreement with the president on the so-called fiscal cliff. >> this weekend as to gather with family and friends, michelle and i wanted to wish you a merry christmas and happy holidays. >> we both love this time of year, and there's nothing quite like celebrating the holidays at the white house. it is an incredible experience, and when we tried to share with as many folks as possible. this month, more than 90,000 people will come through the white house to see the holiday decorations. our theme for this year's holiday season was a joy to all, a reminder to appreciate the many joys of the holidays. the joy of giving, the joy of service, and the joy of homecoming. >> this weekend, parents are picking up their kids from college and making room for all the laundry they bring with them. children are counting down the hours until the grandparent's a
is seizing the sandy hook tragedy to push through stricter gun legislation. we will check in with michelle malkin, but when it comes to the guns link to the fast & furious scandal, we don't discuss. another senseless murder is linked to that botched operation. we will look at obama's gun control hipock scpreas where's the media? hollywood? and liberal outrage over that? ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 ml350 for $599 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis sympto. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven t
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is michele bachmann. she narrowly won her bid for re-election and dropped $140 per vote in the process. right beneath bachmann, it's alan west. west spent about $110, $2 less than michele, and lost his race. >>> finally, what's a woman in a bikini have to do with the fiscal cliff? ask "the new york post." there she is on today's front page leaping off an actual cliff. "off the fiscal cliff, this fall is really going to hurt." that's what they said. >>> up next, it used to be a favorite republican pastime, going after hillary clinton. it hasn't happened for a while, of course, but what if she does run for president? how could they resist doing it again? you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go
actually who spent more than $35 per vote in the 2012 election. topping the list is michele bachmann. she narrowly won her bid for re-election and dropped $140 per vote in the process. right beneath bachmann it's alan west. west spent about $110, $2 less than michelle and lost his race. finally, what's a woman in a bikini have to do with the fiscal cliff? ask "the new york post." there she is on today's front page leaping off an actual cliff. off the fiscal cliff, this fall is really going to hurt. that's what they said. >>> up next, it used to be a favorite republican pastime, going after hillary clinton. it hasn't happened for a while, of course, but what if she does run for president? how could they resist doing it again? you're watching haum, the place for politics. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. mine was earned off
, a congressional tribute to late senator warren redman then another chance to see first lady michelle obama showing the white house christmas decorations to military families. tomorrow on washington journal, paul weinstein, the former senior adviser to the simpson bowles commission, on the wall the commission's recommendations are playing in the ongoing negotiations concerning the fiscal cliff. from the government accountability office, they discussed the state of the facilities at guantanamo bay and the factors to be considered in moving detainee's stateside. and what did it did for near east policy, the latest from egypt after president mohammad morsi granted himself hoarse above the court. washington journal, live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public-service by your television provider. >> now secretary of state hillary clinton talks about her recent travels to the middle east to help broker a ceasefire agreement between israel and hamas and the gaza strip. she also, the iranian nuclear threat and criticizes israel's
at the end of july buckingham palace today say she is expecting. >> nbc's michelles could inski is in london for us. folks team to be a tad excited about this. >> yeah, it's great news. and also difficult news for kate since she's been feeling so poorly. this morning the palace is trying to maintain privacy surrounding this while she's still in the hospital suffering from very severe morning sickness. the palace did say this is very early in the pregnancy. it's not yet three months. but will not be giving daily updates on her condition. the british press is reporting she's resting, doing okay and has had to be on a drip after being sick for several days. and also allegedly the queen herself did not know about the pregnancy until yesterday when the young couple drove themselves to the hospital. reportedly they were waiting to tell the family at christmas time. certainly this is not the way the palace would have liked ideally to deliver this news. it is very exciting. it's being met with joy and congratulations from around the world. lynn? >> mimichelle, thank you so muc. >>> now a look at you
for being with us. first lady michelle obama slinging delegations about what she claims were voting irregularities in the presidential election. on the radio show she said voter suppression was in full force in many states all over this country.s ar the first lady cited no specifics and prompted judicial watch to iss the fina following statement. mrs. obama's exhibitions of minority vote suppression or racially divisi and show a dangerous disregard for the troops. we are aware of no evidence of actual voter suppression.r if she has some issues to disclose. by the way, we have not heard from the justice department on this issue at all. given his history that we certainly would have if there waslth any incident of voter suppression. our next guest defense the tough voter id law say it is a paramount important that we protect the integrity of the process and make sure voter irregularities and voter fraud is eliminating. joining us now, attorney general of south carolina, great to have you with us.at first, your reaction to what the first lady had to sy. >> i obviously disagree with the
and first lady michelle obama saying thanks at the marine corps base hawaii. >> so many of you make sacrifices day in and day out on behalf of the freedom and behalf of the security. >> now the president is giving up some vacation time rushing back to washington aboard air force one late tonight to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. after that red eye, the president will no doubt need coffee. starbucks decided to get political in the washington, d.c., shops, by having employees write come together on cups. ceo howard schultz writing in open letter, "my hope is the simple message will serve as holiday reminder from starbuck of the spirit that bridgeed differences and we have the power to come together and make a difference in every season of the year." the president and speaker john boehner have not spoken in nearly a week. when the house republicans convene conference call today, all they were told is lawmakers will get 48 hours' notice if and when they need to come back to session. the talks first stall over the preferred option of plan "a." moving from the income level of $250,00
. shoppers will be buying a record $29 billion in gift cards this year. nbc's michelle franzen may be picking up one herself. she's in the manhattan mall here in midtown, new york city. how busy has it been today there? >> you know, it's building. it is building as the -- every hour goes on, everything gets a little more crowded. the stores are full, but so are people's hands with bags when they walk out of here. today of course is a day where people are coming in, they have that list, they need to get things done nap's because time is running out. not your typical sunday stroll at the mall today nap's because many are getting an early start because they got a late start to the shopping season. with just two days left to go before christmas, the mad dash is on for holiday shoppers. >> got three boys and wife to finish shopping for, and nine in-laws coming. so it's going to be tense, you know, last couple of days, i'm sure. >> reporter: a mysterious mix of shoppers wrapping up or done. >> i'm not a last-minute shopper at all. i probably have been ready since before thanksgiving. >> reporter: a
of closing this prison camp and moving the prisoners here is michelle malcolm joins me live to discuss why he might not get his wish. and a desperate search effort. see why the young girl's mother is the prime suspect in removing her from the hospital. >> we were seeing them by the front entrance. and they walked into the bathroom. they disconnected her from her id and just walked up the front door and got into the car. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, now is a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand medicare and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with this t
us for more, michelle kozinski. good to see you. give us a sense of the scale of international media. i don't think i've seen a paper this morning from around europe that hasn't got their picture on the front pain. >> right. you can't dozen it that this is huge global news. all over the tabloid press, magazines, fwgossip columns sin the day they've walked down the aisle. so even though you felt like you needed to give a bit of a disclaimer there since it's a morning show you felt it right that you you should mention it, but you can't deny this is big. minutes after the announcement was officially made by the palace yesterday afternoon, there were photos, composite photos that were being compiled online. imagining what this child will look like. there was immediately a twitter handle called i am royal baby. around the u.s. where of course we know the royal family is enormously popular, cities around the country are asking for live shots from london. this is just one of those things that gives people something to pay attention to. and it is happy news, although it does come with the un
marie macdonald >>> good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. >>> the president of the santa clara county board of supervisors is being ordered to reimburse the county nearly $13,000. an internal audit shows george shirakawa junior used a county procurement card for personal expenses. >>> there was nobody home when police went to a home burglary in sandalwood court in east san jose this morning but officers did find hundreds of marijuana plants growing inside along with chemicals that promised a call to the fire department. >> stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> good morning. let's go live to the san mateo bridge this morning. you can see traffic is a little slow and go as you work your way westbound headed towards foster city. mostly at the toll plaza. heading into hayward not bad. bay bridge slow so that's sluggish also. now off the eastshore freeway, traffic is sluggish as well mostly on the westbound side. here's a live look at the a.c. transit bus that's out and about, it's slow and go there. and westbound 580 at green
reached out to the state department for comment but we have not received a call back. >>> michelle kasilic was a murderer and the state waudz forced to pay for the sex change operation. a federal judge awarded the murderer's lawyer 700,000 in legal fees. that, too, is being paid for by the state. he was convicted of murdering his wife. >>> they train to fight for our country but now they might be forced to give up praying at public events. americans united for separation of church and state want to end prayers at west point military academy. the group claims there has been some complaints about praying at official events. west point leaders say although praying is a tradition it is voluntary. those are your top 5@5:30. >>> just ahead of the big holiday travel season, the midwest is bracing for a massive snowstorm. several states under a blizzard warning right now. some already getting hit. in washington state roads are shut down the storm already cancelling dozens of flights. for the latest on what to expect let's go down to the weather center and our own january if is dean. >> good mornin
michelle florinoy who was in the pentagon earlier in the administration -- >> highly qualified woman. >> that's right. and would give a little diversity to the intelligence picks -- the national security picks that they're going to put out, it could now look like the president was ruled twice in a row, and that's why former defense secretary bill cohen told me today that if the president is going introduce senator hagel, he should do it now, despite the other things going on in the world because, otherwise, it's going to look like critics on capitol hill are picking the president's national security team. >> meanwhile, senator kerry waits in the wings to be nominated to be secretary of state, and what about the possibilities to run for senate in massachusetts? take a look at this from a hearing yesterday on the congo. >> my name is ben affleck. i am the founder of the eastern congo initiative. we are the only u.s.-based grant-making and advocacy organization entirely focused with -- focused on working with and for the people of eastern congo, a region that has the unwanted distinctio
secretary, number two, here at the pentagon, the other one, michelle flornoy. number three at the pentagon before she left many months ago. the white house may want to go with michelle flornoy by trying to nominate the first female secretary of defense. dana. >> that would be something, that's for sure. barbara, thank you very much. >>> ahead on "starting point" prince harry's turning point in afghanistan. new details of his latest missions unlike any he's been on before. >>> and from actor to senator? ben affleck may be considering a run for office. but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> welcome back to "starting
, michelle obama shows children the white house holiday decorations. >> by the time i was 9 years old, i was handing out leaflets for robert kennedy. when i was 10, i made a big decision and broke with the democratic party. i went to work for john lindsay, who was running as mayor for new york. i was handing out leaflets on the street corner in new york. some woman thought this was soberly cute -- was really cute and she asked me why. i made the case against his opponent. she said, that is so cute. she hands me a box of -- zero white box with strain. i ticket back to the liberal party headquarters. there were all these doughnuts and a wad of $10 bills. one of my early lessons you can keep the doughnuts. >> obama campaign strategist david axelrod on his life and journalism and politics. at 10:45, the groin that in the white house -- growing up in the white house. >> george will spoke recently at washington university in st. louis about the role of religion and politics. the speech was hosted by the forth sity's john dan center. >> finally, it is my honor to introduce senator john danforth
for the president. the president obviously did well on the celebrity set. he and michelle are the darlings of vogue magazine. she's been on the cover many times. it's not surprising that anna wintour would be in their orbit. what qualifies her to be a u.s. ambassador. >> if you look at any of these choices? let's be honest. the choice for ambassador for britain for the last 15 years has been, whether it's republican or democrats has been one of the biggest donors. it's not a hugely diplomatic post. it's payback. >> of all the things that president obama's up to that rick was just talking about, this really doesn't stick in my craw. it does illustrate what we've talked about many times, greta, which is the medaling of celebrity and politics in the united states and whether it's stephen spiel burg who is ambassador to switzerland, samuel l. jackson, bill maher. go down the list. kobe bryant, what is he going to be? they've all done a lo a lot for obama. they should all get something. >> can i tell you the worst part? these celebrities get sent off, these big donors get sent off to a couple of these c
and duhaine. >> public policy poll, we have it. michelle obama. >> all right. there you go. that's it for this edition of "the daily rundown." coming up next, chris jansing. have a great weekend. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] campbell's green bean casserole. it's amazing what soup can do ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove ♪ i'd have nothing to lose [ male announcer ] zales is the diamond store. take an extra 10 percent off storewide, now through sunday.
served there under the leadership of speaker o'neill, majority leader michel and then jim wright and michel, a republican, there was no way they would consider doing a vote with the majority the majority. they wanted to get 218 votes. that's what they did on reforming social security. that's what they did on virtually everything. get democrats and republicans together and get 218 votes. that's the challenge i gave to the speaker today, speaker boehner. let the house vote. if they voted overwhelmingly, mr. president, one republican suggested, one republican house member that more than half of the republicans in the house would vote for giving the tax security to people who make less than $250,000 a year. so i say let's have speaker boehner call upon the republicans in the house to add 25 or so votes to what the democrats would do, and you'd have 218 votes and we could go on to taking care of the fiscal cliff. mr. president, my friend protests too much. the senate is broken and needs to be fixed and we need to change the rules. we change them all the time. last year we changed the
an accident. >> stephanie: step on a bag of vipers. michelle obama versus bill clinton in the spoken word category -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> i think michelle obama will take bill clinton. >> stephanie: i am so enjoying a bill clinton corkscrew. i do not have the hilary nutcracker yet. conservative actor steven bald win arrested for failing to file three year's of tax returns. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> uh-huh. he is one of those fake christian guys. >> stephanie: he is accused of owing more than $350,000 to the state of new york. >> wow. maybe we can bad mouth bono some more. >> stephanie: everybody hold your jokes. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: john travolta collects hot chocolate. he collects various kinds of hot coco from around the world. he said it represents winter wonderland and christmas. he went on to explain how people should handle hot coco. he said never blow on it. never ever blow it changes the quality of the chocolate. >> that's the gayest thing i have ever heard. >> if you have a gay sex scandal with three dif
this regardless of the politics. this evening diminish el and i will do -- michele and i will do which is hug our children a little tighter. but there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight and they need all of us right now. in the days to come, if community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power to help. nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endured not just in their memories but also in ours. may god bless if memory of the victims. and heal the broken hearted and heal their wounds. >> president obama in the press briefing room addressing the nation on the horrific shooting today in newtown, connecticut which killed according to the most recent reports, 27 people, including 18 children. those numbers are not confirmed. we're opening up the phone lines for your reaction. if you are in the east coast, your number is 202-585-3558. for you in central and mountain use 202-
that fun wow kid -- >> fun! wow! >> stephanie: -- it makes me think of michele bachmann's >> wow! ♪ >> stephanie: okay. let's go to brad in california. hi, brad? >> stephanie, you are killing me. >> stephanie: i'm killing me. >> caller: i'm spitting all over my computer. i almost coughed up a lung. every time you have mary on it's just such a treat. >> we'll put that on our facebook page. >> caller: yeah. and i'm serious, i just put away the windex from now on you have to segue to mary please. >> stephanie: that's why we have a jingle -- >> caller: stop, stop we're going here. i have to swallow and breathe. i loved that. you guys are great. >> stephanie: see, jingle swallow. >> fun, wow. >> stephanie: there you go. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: let's go to dave in fort wayne. >> caller: hey, steph. mary mary quite contrary, no wonder i ran from the republican party. the country is really tired of those guys holding us hostage. my boss told me to do something he would fire me if i didn't do it. and these republicans are chasing people away from their party, and they do
, good to see you. while in hawaii, president obama and first lady michelle obama paid their respects to late senator daniel inouye. inouye died last week from a respiratory illness. he was 88 years old. following that the president went to visit the grave of his old grandfather who is buried at the very same cemetery. >> he will be missed and remembered, as he was on sunday. >>> christmas eve, of course. crunch time for holiday travelers. a big storm out west, delayed some travel plans. heavy rains and high winds slamming the san francisco bay area and there has been snow in the sierra nevada mountains. lots of it. other areas across the country can expect a white christmas, good news for some, especially skiers, bonnie schneider has a look at the weather forecast. >> good to see you. some people getting a white christmas or christmas eve. others see a wet and stormy one. across the south this morning, you will see some heavy downpours sliding through nashville, knoxville. and in atlanta, heavy rain. waking up to temperatures that are much colder in many locations. above freezing in
and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the very same building, the l.a. lakers beat the knicks, winning their fifth game in a row, and look who is court side, take a look. rihanna, chris brown, together. you know, the guy who beat her up in his car the night before the 2009 grammys? brown pleaded guilty to assault after that. he is it still on probation. >>> ahead on "s
out there all over the place. there's no one correct answer. as michelle malkin said yesterday, maybe take a national pause and reflect. and another individual shall the problem would have been solved already if one person had the answer for it. >> alisyn: and anyone who thinks that there's one solution is being too simplistic and hopefully, god willing, what the president and others are calling for, having an armed guard at a school does not always work as we know from the tragic example of columbine. there was a uniformed, armed deputy there assigned to columbine, but sadly he also had other duties and that day was not inside the school when the gunfire broke out from those two teenage gunman. he was able to shoot at the gunman, he was able to fire at them, but they still managed to kill 15 people and wound 23 that day. >> clayton: other duties you mentioned and kelly, we were talking about this earlier, the other duties and budget cuts. right? this is part of the issue h here. you talk about the the cost 6 billion dollars to put armed guards across the schools and other duties, bec
. michellely evacuating more than 60,000 to shelters and those numbers have since grown. families huddled together. not much space, though there is food, and for some needed sleep. not all heeded the call to evacuate. this woman's mother died in the storm. we didn't think the winds would get that strong. the floods were rushing towards us. we didn't imagine it would turn out that way, so we didn't come here to evacuate, she says. over the next few days relief workers will be searching remote areas for survivors. more death and damage likely to emerge. some here are slowly returning to their homes to clear the mud and the water. others will have to wait in shelters for aid and for rebuilding. still, fortunate to have survived the super typhoon. liz, cnn, philippines. >>> the world's oldest woman has died in a small georgia town. hear her secret to longevity. >>> welcome back to newsroom international. justin bieber might have some fresh competition coming from finland. take a look at this. ♪ >> kind of a look-alike. it's 14-year-old robin with his chart-topping hit "my missing piece." >>
. >> she should. >> stephanie: you're like michele bachmann but smart. that could be our cause out here in hollywood. smokin' hot actresses elected to something. >> and she doesn't have an allegedly gay husband. >> stephanie: right. so there's that. a different picture to send jim of her. it is extraordinary. >> stephanie: let's go to michael in north carolina. hi michael welcome. >> caller: how you doin' steph? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i wanted to say about republicans, about how they seem to change their mind when something -- when something personal comes up to them like john mccain. he spent six years -- he's a disabled veteran. he voted for the treaty. and he had been tortured. he came out of said torture. didn't work. and then dick cheney, you know, his daughter is gay. and he is for gays getting married. it seems like when they have stuff personal happen to them, they become reasonable. >> stephanie: yeah interesting point. you know, this headline -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] i
of the black tie glamour and michelle loving to dress up and wearing great clothes, great guests lists, et cetera, he's made a splash. i think he can throw a lot more. looking back at these 50 years of presidential swauares starti with ike goes back a long way. >> ike did not rate so well. you have a picture of his family. >> looking a bit glum. >> alone, glumly watching a movie. >> let's scan over here. richard nixon, a big surprise, quaker that he was, actually threw a pretty good party in town&country. >> would you guess he was the one who threw the most state dinner is in the shortest amount of time in office. 76 in 3 1/2 years. >> and loved -- >> was a great pal with duke ellis. sammy davis junior, knew how to play the piano an could yusheck up and make sure certain people didn't show up if he was paranoid about their allegiance to him. >> a great shot of lbj and something on her head, to he other page, not a big surprise. 5 out of 5 champagne glasses. >> bill and hillary were very set on not getting stamped with the kind of heehaw stigma of the carters, who banned hard alcohol and, o
by a picture of him embracing first lady michelle obama. aside from the u.s. election, other major events this year included the summer olympics, the super bowl, and superstorm sandy. a tongue twister. celebrities also packed a punch for twitter user. justin bieber, of course, held the title of most re-tweeted before obama's. news of whitney houston's death in february generated more than ten million mentions. humbling. >> i think boris yeltsin at the opec got hit -- >> his tweets or pictures -- >> i'm not sure why he got caught in the zip wire. >> right. right. and him at the opening ceremonies dancing awkwardly. >> him -- him at the opening ceremony got a huge amount of response. >> as it should. we want to know what your favorite tweet, hash tag, or tui tweet, pic -- i hate myself for those terms. get in touch by e-mail, worldwide@cnbc.com. you can also tweet us, @cnbcwex. >>> ahead, north korea held a rocket launch but the international community is hardly impressed. we'll have reaction in a few minutes. >>> welcome back to "worldwide exchange." here are the top three stories trending
-runner. there is michelle who was a high-ranking official in the defense department who has been on this list. >> she was a foreign policy adviser to the campaign. >> exactly. and she wasn't the defense department before then. her name could potentially rise. i've been told that hagel has met with the president, the vice president and he's a a favorite of the vice presidents for that job. >> and a solid guy. >> and a solid guy. >> you think that's a problem? >> i think one thing that is going to come out of this, again, it's going to be a drumbeat, more liberal coalition about sheila bair as secretary treasury and house democratic caucus for the first time ever is going to be a majority of women and minorities and to have a cabinet that is completely that is difficult or not completely difficult. >> there are cabinet positions and names that have been mentioned is christine greg goir possibly for transportation, maybe jennifer granholm. >> there are names. >> and treasury also. >> national security, international economics and world trade, that's a big deal. >> yes and that's a real problem for them.
and bill clinton and michelle obama in the district. they are not going to let this race slide the way they did last time with scott brown. this is no walk for him. this is going to be a tough race. >> massachusetts has too many democrats and not enough jobs for all of them. so while democrats often want to be united, they find it difficult because an opportunity like this comes along in a politician's career not very often sdplen we learned today that cory booker is not going to challenge chris christie in his bid for re-election next year. he said, i will complete my full term as mayor. as for my political future, i will explore the possibility of running for united states senate in 2014. during my lifetime, senator lautenberg has been one of new jersey's important leaders. it would be a privilege to continue his great service. sounds like he wants to run for senate. >> assuming frank lautenberg doesn't. >> he's 90. >> i was born in new york. there is a soft part in my heart. cory booker, if he runs for nate senate, i think that's a good choice. i think chris christie can be beaten.
michelle obama shows children the white house holiday decorations, then george will talks about religion and politics. later, james taylor from a recent appearance at the national press club. >> by the time i was 9 years old, i was handing out leaflets for robert kennedy. when i was 10, i'm a big decision and broke with the democratic party, and went to work for john lindsay. i went
. in michelle flournoy or ashton carter, there are two very, very qualified people who are waiting in the wings who would be very close to the president, and i think it's entirely appropriate that as a second term begins that the president would look for new leadership especially after secretary panetta's long and distinguished service. jamie: you know, matt, on the one hand i can understand any corporate ceo when they come in, they want to bring in people that are sitting at the major table that they know will be on the same page. on the other hand, it's important in the second administration to reach across the aisle and look for people to fill positions from the republican party. but is this symptomatic, the way the hagel nomination came out and the situation with susan rice of a problem we may have of positions not being filled during critical times? for example, i think about the atf position which has been open for some six months, and i believe it's andrew draver who is the person who president obama selected, and they haven't even set up a hearing for him yet. >> will you make great poi
understands the sacrifices that families make each and every day as well. and michelle --. patti ann: the president also made a series of holiday phone calls monday night thanking members of the armed forces around the globe. >>> shoppers are going to be making tough decisions today. many preparing to return unwanted holiday gifts. retailers suggest patience if you plan to hit the stores today. they are expecting a very busy day of returns and exchanges. of course longer lines than usual but they say the wait could be worth it. many stores slashing prices as much as 75%, really. gregg: 75%? are you going to get out there? patti ann: i will go online and get some stuff. gregg: online. you will not hoof it? patti ann: i don't really like the crowds. gregg: i received some teal blue jeans. patti ann: don't say from who. gregg: yeah. going back. sorry. okay. those are just a few of the stories we're following this morning. this is "america's newsroom." when we come back we'll debate whether a deal to avert the fiscal cliff is really possible? come on. seriously? as the president cuts his
on their budgets. the government cannot keep spending money. we need a vacation for michelle and obama. stop that. let's have them pay their own after a share. that applies to lobbyists and anybody traveling for private reasons. this stuff is being run by amateurs. i thank you so much for being able to talk to you. we have a class warfare. it is not right. everybody should go to church and say a prayer to god. host: dawn from california. -- don from california. a column from washington times -- he notes that the bottom line is this -- congressman darrell issa in "the washington times." will go to the democrat line, charles from texas. caller: first, i have a question. this morning when i was watching the news, did i understand that congress is getting a raise next year? host: we will have a story on that later. caller: i think they should lead by example. they need to take a pay cut if we are taking pay cuts. we need to stop foreign aid all the way around. host: will that be enough to solve the debt problem? caller: know, there needs to be tax increases and spending cuts, but i do not think it ha
to me. >> we had michelle malkin, fox news contributor, from colorado, supports the idea -- she says she is a libertarian on this issue that the government shouldn't involved in this. if you want to smoke pot in confine of your own home, that is fine. if you get in prison issue and this is an interesting point, california argues it soaks up the prison and uses police resources we can't afford to use. some cities said in california you know what? we are not even going to stop them or arrest them anymore if they have pot in their possession, going against the federal law. >> sure, i understand that. i was raised in montreal that it's less than a parking ticket so everybody did it. here is the problem with that. they use this number. 25% of prisoners are nonviolent drug offenders. listen, al capone was a nonviolent offender. most head of mafia rings are nonviolent offenders. a lot of people running underage sex slaves are nonviolent offenders. look at the people in state prison for crimes solely involving marijuana, 1.4%. marijuana possession is 0.1%. listen, if you want to say legalize dru
in august, his wife, michelle, was at barry myers' home and that's where people were paying up to $25,000 a plate, top executives at warner brothers, just to give to the obama campaign. >> eric: i know "call of duty," one of the scenes in that literally, it's called first person shooter, which means you're pulling the trigger of the gun. the scene is you can go up an escalator and it opens up into an airport where you can literally shoot, blow away multiple innocent victims, people just trying to get on airplanes. is this the culture that we need to speak about when we try and figure out what goes through a mass murderer's mind? >> well, i think there is a lot of people who believe that. i'd say that's open for debate. but when the president of the united states starts talking about culture and the white house has done it by my count at least three times now, twice by the president and at least once through jay carney saying they're going to address culture in any gun control plan, that's an issue. because as journalists we watch and say why is the president of the united states tryin
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